Sunday, March 1, 2009

Physics Quote of the Day (Feb 22 - Feb 28)

Here are the Physics Quotes of the Day for last week. These (sometimes abridged) quotes are published daily on my Twitter timeline. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @materion. You may also find them by the appropriate hashtag #pqotd Twitter search. All these quotes are also on Wikiquote.

"The only sane policy for the world is that of abolishing war." Linus Pauling, born 28 February 1901.

"The new and the old methods complete one another on numerous points, and their simultaneous use will increase our knowledge of the outer atmosphere of the Sun much more rapidly." Bernard Lyot, born 27 February 1897.

"I have discovered, in fact, that a man, whatever may have been his origin, his education, and his habits, is governed, under certain circumstances, much more by his stomach than by his intelligence and his heart." Fran├žois Arago, born 26 February 1786.

"A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth." Christopher Wren, died 25 February 1723.

"Young people must break machines to learn how to use them; get another made!" Henry Cavendish, died 24 February 1810.

"There is also hope that even in these days of increasing specialization there is a unity in the human experience." Allan McLeod Cormack, born 23 February 1924.

"If we wish to lend more color to the theory, there is nothing to prevent us from supplementing all this and aiding our powers of imagination by concrete representations of the various conceptions as to the nature of electric polarisation, the electric current, etc." Heinrich Hertz, born 22 February 1857.

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